What's up with the "OLD LADY" stuff? Gina's note:
The past few years have brought epiphanies for me. Struggles with my mare Allie brought into focus the fact that I no longer possessed the riding skills of my younger years. You know - the skills that let you demand that your horse do your bidding, because you know you can ride out whatever resistance he could muster in protest. When it became clear that yes, I could indeed fall off and get hurt, I became a lot less bossy. Now, when Allie tells me that a request is unreasonable, I listen. My relationship with horses has entered a new phase, and I've met many other women who've arrived at this place with me. These items are for those of us who plan to never be without horses in our lives...